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Tamassee, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Backwoods Lodge provided the perfect accommodations for my family during our stay in Cantwell, AK. We stayed 2 nights in a super clean, well taken care of property. It was an easy 20 minute drive to Denali park. The lodge is situated conveniently about 1/2 mile off Hwy 3 in it's own little nook of nature. Just down the road... More 

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Redding, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We picked this wonderful place off the internet after reading reviews. Although old, the place was immaculately clean and well kept. The beds were new and very comfortable. There was every amenity anyone could imagine. The owner, Carol, was so helpful and friendly. It is 27 miles from Denali, but the drive is beautiful and mentally far from the craziness... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My husband and I stayed here for two nights while visiting Denali National Park. It’s about thirty minutes from the park entrance, which was perfect for us. It’s a quiet and serene area. The owners were very friendly. The room itself was spacious and clean, the housekeeper did a fantastic job freshening up the room. It included some plates, cups,... More 

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Carol C, Owner at Backwoods Lodge, responded to this review

The Google directions to the Backwoods Lodge are now accurate! Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. More 

Breezy Point, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a small motel style lodge at the junction of the Parks Highway and the Denali Highway about 27 miles south of the Denali National Park entrance. When I go to Alaska, I am not looking for a big city experience, but that is what you get when you stay at the big name places like Princess, etc. The... More 

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California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Check in was easy, staff was friendly and helpful. This lodge was the nicest and cleanest we stayed at in Alaska. The rooms are spacious and very clean, with upgraded comforts such as nice beds and bedding and good tv's. The location was beautiful and remote and felt very wild. It was about a 1/2 hour drive to the park.... More 

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Carol C, Owner at Backwoods Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate your suggestions, however, most of our guests are looking for an economical place to stay in the Denali area and we attempt to keep our rates as low as possible. Additional amenities such as toaster ovens and electric skillets in the rooms would mean an increased rate and additional fire hazards. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Our recent stay (June, 2016) at the Backwoods Lodge provided us with exactly what we needed. The rooms were spacious and clean. The kitchenette was well-stocked with items we needed. There were no vacancies the night we visited, but it was quiet and peaceful. This is a great location if you do not want to stay around the entrance to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is our first stay at the Backwoods Lodge, located at the Cantwell end of the Denali Hwy. Our reservation was made a couple of weeks in advance by phone and the owner could not have been more pleasant. Arriving on the eve of Fourth of July weekend we found the location easy to find at .2 mile Denali Hwy,... More 

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DAYTON
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

My husband and I and another couple stayed at the Backwoods Lodge in August. We had lots of rain while we were there, but that's out of everyone's control. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. We had two dogs with us and were looking for a place to keep them when we went into Denali National Park for the day.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Our cabin was very clean and located in the wooded area at the end of the Denali Highway. The windows opened to the volleyball net in the back and the parking lot in the front and gave good cross ventilation but not much privacy. I would stay here again, but would also be aware of the lack of privacy.

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Carol C, Owner at Backwoods Lodge, responded to this review

I don't believe you are reviewing the correct motel. The Backwoods Lodge does not have a volleyball net and we have two cabins. One is located adjacent to the motel, and stands by itself and the other is on it's own private 5 acres. Both cabins offer excellent privacy. More 

Springdale, Washington
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Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the backwoods lodge 2 summers in a row this year in last year was the best hotel that I've stayed in alaska they have laundry service if needed the rooms are spotless and very clean new beds it is very quiet and the owners are the nicest people friendly and helpful very accommodating I would stay here... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Backwoods Lodge is a 10 room motel with 2 cabins. We are known for our impeccably clean rooms. We are located in a quiet wooded area, only 27 miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park. We are located on the Denali Highway, the second most scenic highway in Alaska. We have views of Mt. McKinley from the property and we are surrounded by mountains. We are pet friendly and offer pet sitting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backwoods Lodge

Address: Denali Highway (Rt. 8), Cantwell, AK 99729
Region: United States > Alaska > Cantwell
Number of rooms: 12
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